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Dr Feel Rotten -
Subject: Rename it to Screamathon in Sweden
This chick would scream at a sheet of toilet paper that's to short. The "monster" never even attempted to harm her and was probably just mad at the people for shooting at it for no reason other than being big and ugly.
The aliens didn't harm anyone and only stood around as if they were wondering what the damned screaming was about.
"Hey, what's up with this chick?" They wondered, "Do all earthlings scream for the hell of it? I know, let's sick Fido on them to kidnap the chick some more so they can burn it alive while it's holding her in its arms!"
Possibly the dumbest plot ever written, but odd good acting despite the scream queen.
Subject: ChEWBACCAS Papa?
Worth a watch... ! Thank You
Subject: Actress Barbara Wilson
For those who like her in this film, female lead Barbara Wilson can also be seen in "Lost, Lonely and Vicious" here on the Internet Archive:
Unlike some other movies of the 50s and early 60s with an "encounter of the third kind" this one does not provide a simplistic reason for the aliens to come, no invasion plans or ship´s repairing and so on and on. Nothing!! I highly appreciate that. We often do not understand the motives of earthly strangers, why should we be able to understand the motives of aliens from another world.
The movie is slow paced at times but this is not necessarily bad. The acting is adequate. And what a "scream queen"! As one other reviewer states, she screams at practically everything!
Subject: NOT BAD,OVER ALL PRETTY GOOD.
BEAUTIFUL ICE SKATING CHICK, I'D GIVE HER GOLD MEDAL IN ANY OLYMPICS AND HER COSTUME, VERY MODERN BY ANY STANDARDS
The first 40% is a very nice period travelogue. Lots of mountains, snow, winter sports. Shows a slice of Lapp life above the arctic circle. There is not much ploty at this stage of the film. The landing of an object from outer space in the snow covered land of north Sweden is every bit as good as some of the other 1950's flicks. Now, you have to lighten up on your expectations when the "monster" appears. If you think "King Kong" in the snow you will be close. It is not academy award material, but as a romp in the park, it is entertaining enough. I would certainly put it up against Godzilla and its progeny.
Subject: You can't shine a turd.
It's probably not a good sign when you can't read all of a movie's title because some of the background is the same color. This little gem (ahem) goes downhill from there. Very slow and very dry. As said, many long skiing and snow travel scenes, and the woman has one of the most irritating screams I've ever heard.
I've got three categories for B movies; "So bad it's good" (Killer Shrews, "Fiend Without A Face"); "Worth a watch only once, just to have seen it" ("Attack Of The Giant Leeches", "Creature From The Haunted Sea"); and "So bad it's just a turd" ("Killers From Space", and this).
For some reason I really wanted to like this movie and give it the middle category, even if just barely, but I just couldn't. It goes downhill faster than the skiers and just keeps getting worse right through the bitter end. I did like the minimalistic dialog in the first five minutes. If they had done the whole movie semi-silent like that it would have at least had an artistic angle.
The only scary thing about this monster movie is that there's another edit/version called "Invasion of the Animal People" that's supposed to be even worse.
Robot Mike -
Subject: Eleven screams and a faint
A very nice film. Decent music, and good acting. The special effects weren't too shabby either--though the monster was appropiately cheesey. Rubber fangs never looked so compelling.
The banter between Erik and Dianne was quite charming, and I wish there had been more of it; two thirds into the movie, Dianne's lines are reduced to screaming. And boy does she scream--at everything. (Aaah! A footprint!)
The only reason I haven't given this one 5 stars is because of the ending. As an earlier reviewer has already said, the movie teeters off and leaves you hanging. And that grossly hypocritical closing statement ("Let's hope for better luck when we set foot on some other world") left a bad taste in my mouth.
Subject: One star for wonky monster
This is a wacky lame thing. It's a genre-bending "skiing monster" movie. It is glacially slow, I mean like glaciers used to be, not like now when glaciers exhibit NASCAR speed due to the global warming and all.
Do not be fooled by the IMDB listing. This movie exists under multiple titles and with multiple edits. The PRELINGER ARCHIVES edition is not the edit with "a pointless and fairly explicit nude shower scene which has no bearing whatsoever with the story", although you can tell where that scene was cut out.
This is worth downloading, if you enjoy downloading very bad movies and then deleting them. Otherwise, download a far more interesting work made with shots from this film.
Subject: Ambiguous ending
A glowing meteor lands on the icy plains of Lappland in the north of sweeden, the authorities are alerted of the phenomenon, but all is not as it seems; this is not a normal meteor. The movie for the most part is pretty tedious and lame, but it somewhat interresting anyway in the end because it doesn't pick sides (other than that the Lapps are a bit stupid). Maybe it was just an alien experiment, maybe it was a rescue mission of sorts or maybe it was just an incident without meaning.